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. indra petersons reporting live from boston this morning. now to new york city where wind gusts of 50 miles per hour could cut power to thousands. foot of snow and coastal flooding also predicted. this blizzard on the exact same path as superstorm sandy, that could mean more misery for people still trying to recover from that storm. alison kosik is at columbus circle in manhattan. what is new york doing to prepare? >> reporter: right now we certainly are feeling a nice steady flow of snow coming down and not really sticking except for one or two snowballs we're making on the side here. you look out here, everybody's going to work as usual just like a normal bad weather day. everybody knows what's coming later and that's the tricky point. new york city mayor michael bloomberg is concerned about the cleanup because the storm is expected to really hit around rush hour when everybody's trying to get home, that could make it difficult for those salt spreaders and those plows to get through the streets but also extra trains are coming out for those who live on long island, the lirr is addin
on the streets, you see cabs. not so much right now, huh? >> new york city, right? the city that never sleeps. this is a city that is in the middle of a deep slumber. when was the last time you saw the streets practically empty. look at the circle, columbus circle, practically empty. a couple cabs, maybe a snow plow if you're lucky, maybe a city bus. empty. it's like a white christmas today. isn't it? a winter wonderland. it is cold, i'll tell you that, but it's snowing and it's a quiet snow. not much wind going on. so really kind of a calm overhang on this evening in the middle of the night. the snow, though, is continuing to pile up. what i find interesting, though, is i really haven't seen many snow plows go by and the city has promised they were on patrol as of 7:00 tonight. perhaps they're in the boroughs in the neighborhoods making their way through. one interesting difference to this year, though, different from the blizzard that hit here in 2010, the city's kind of learned about it, learned from its mistakes, they have got kind of, brooke, a gps tracker of where the snow plows are. so
new york city. not a hurricane, but we will have hurricane winds with this coming up, brooke. >> i'm coming back to you. we'll talk about the dense northeast, tens of millions of people, many of whom lived through sandy. first, the good news. skiers who planned trips right before the valentine's day weekend here, those folks, you called it right. as we look at these pictures from maine, do keep in mind those winds are going to whip. and before this thing is over, you will have zero visibility, snow blowing sideways, deep, deep drifts, that sort of thing. want to talk about boston. look at this. this is -- you can't see it, it is fenway park. you'll recognize fenway if there wasn't snow and ice on the lens of this camera. snow started there right around 9:30 this morning. and we're hearing boston could break its all time snow record. the all time record set in either 1978 in that deadly winter storm, blamed for dozens of deaths, or more recently in 2003. take your pick. 27 inches each time. boston, right now, is under a snow emergency. no on street parking. schools are closed. publi
covering the major storm from all angles. we'll begin with the city that will get hit first, that is new york. alison kosik, do we understand if they're prepared? lost her. we'll go to susan candiotti in boston, another place the storm is hitting. we know there will be a lot, a lot, a lot of snow. are they ready? >> reporter: to put it bluntly, i think they are, we certainly hope they are. the city hopes bostonians are. certainly they and new englanders are used to huge nor'easters and blizzards like this. 35 years ago, you had the storm of '78, when they had more than 27 inches. this could rival those record amounts. we'll have to see what happens. but as of now, noontime is zero hour. a snow emergency has gone into effect and now people are being told that's it, get off the streets. if your car is there, it's going to ghettet towed. so certainly if take you a look at the store shelf, they are empty. it is clear that people have been fwg out within the last 24, 48 hours since these warnings began. buying all kinds of essential supplies, including nonperishable foods, water, batteries fl
of these were to explode over a big city, that's the he said of the big city. i can't express this enough. so we could as human kind get together and go looking for these things. these things are going so fast, the atmosphere is just like concrete. >> i wanted our viewers to see this again because it really is so incredible when you look at the video and the sound there. is there any risk when you talk about the astroid getting so close to earth that the same thing could happen? >> this? oh, no. if that astroid would hit the earth that we're talking about today that's getting close, there would be significantly more damage than this. and, no, it is not going to happen. it does not get that close. it does get inside the big ring that we have, 22,000 miles in space. but if you take a look, if you make a sphere of that ring, you're talking about 8 million square miles of area out there and only just a few things to hit. we'll be just fine. the earth is in good shape and so are all the satellites. the odds are not zero, but i could probably win the lottery instead. >> were the russians warn that had
." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> but we begin in new orleans. a city deeply embarrassed by the power blackout that interrupted potentially could have changed the course of the super bowl. this is much more than a sports story. it's raising very serious questions about the city's readiness to host big events. cnn's brian todd is in new orleans for us. he's got the very latest on this investigation on what happened during that blackout. brian, what are you learning? >> reporter: wolf, learning some incremental things about the investigation. how it's proceeding, how they're looking into it. and what's interesting is the two entries responsible for handling the power and electricity to the superdome, they're the ones handling it. at various times over the past less than 24 hours since this happened, both of them have said they essentially didn't do anything wrong. this was a dramatic event. starting right as the third quarter got under way in the superdome last night. we've got video of the lights going out. we've got the video of cbs sports which in tandem with showtime was doing a beh
of the snow is east of new york city. everywhere you see pink through here, that's a foot of snow or more, and the purple is 20 to 30 inches of snow. that's from portland, maine, to boston, to providence, that's still to come. you already have 6 on the ground. there's plus 20. that's still a good snowfall. albany, you'll see about 6 to 10 more. down toward new york city, it appears you're almost in this dry area where there will be 8 to your north, 4 to your south, but not a lot more to come still in the city compares to what is on long island, over a foot still to come here. and this is the danger zone, just snowing everywhere out here. it's coming down in buckets because at the low comes through here, its closest position is going to be to boston, not new york city. that's why snow is not going to be as heavy in the city as in boston because the low is much closer there. then by tomorrow afternoon, literally, this thing is gone. saturday, 4:00, 5:00, the snow is completely over. only the wind is left. erin. >> what's the bottom line? there have been competing models. someone said the eu
close, the president's strategy is to go directly to the american people. you can't go to the city of chicago, even though you want to talk about opportunities, social programs, mental health services, increase in the minimum wage and all of the rest, you can't go to a place like chicago and not talk about gun violence. so what he's trying to do, i think, is say, look, this is not a rural issue versus an urban issue. this is an american issue. it's just one more way that -- he understands what the political odds are in congress for a ban on assault weapons. he gets that. but this is just one way for him to make the case to the american people to pressure members of congress and lots of them, by the way, as you know are democrats who are in districts where it might not be so popular. >> or states. >> or states. pressure members of congress with him at least in part of his gun proposals. >> dan lothian is also taking a look at this. this has been a manl juror problem in the city of chicago. president obama's hometown. here's dan with more on that. >> reporter: jim, the president is a
city. within hours, police identified her as sierra, a 33-year-old mother of two, a native of staten island, new york. sierra had been missing more than a week, after disappearing during what was supposed to be her first foreign vacation. turkish police suspect she's been murdered. >> it has been determined she was killed with a blow to the head. for us to give concrete details of the case, we need more time to investigate. it's not right to say anything about the ongoing interrogation of the detained people. she was a tourist traveling alone. >> these are the last known images of sierra, security cameras caught her on the night of january 20th, walking alone inside a shopping mall. sierra flew from new york to turkey on january 7th solo, because a friend cancelled coming along at the last minute. she was an amateur photographer who shared her photos of istanbul's mosques and skyline with friends she met on instagram. sierra is believed to have met some of these instagram acquaintances during her stay in turkey and during a short side trip to amsterdam. sierra's husband steven sounde
from now, this will likely be covered with snow. as for what new york city is preparing for? preparing for a lot of snow. hundreds of salt trucks up at the ready and plows ready, also trains, extra trains running during rush hour to get people home, right when the storm is supposed to hit. at its finest, soledad. >> alison kosik, thank you, allison. >>> let's head to where the latest on where the storm is headed. jennifer delgado at the cnn weather center in atlanta. give us a sense of where it begins and where it ends over the time frame? >> two different systems. one right off the coast in the mid-atlantic. really getting energized. this is the system that is moving up the northeast and this is what's combining with the system in the great lakes. right now, we're dealing with rain out there for most areas. again, still seeing a little bit of wintry precipitation moving through parts of northern weigh, washington, d.c. area. we saw allison's live shot out of new york city with a little wet snow. snow not going to pick up until later in the afternoon for new york city. 4:00, 5:00. but
to be a huge relief when they get here. the city of mobile is also going to have medical personnel here available for them to perform any sort of quick examinations to provide them with medical assistance if anybody needs that when they get off the ship. you can bet -- it's not much to look at here, this is a small little facility that was built to handle cruise ships to facilitate people getting off the ships on to buses, on to whatever destination they have. but you can bet when they get here, this is going to look like paradise to those 31 passengers and the crew can't be in good shape either. >> i can only imagine, david. you know, hot shower goes a long way. but i imagine they also too want more compensation. is carnival saying, look, they're going to give them any money, anything else for this horrific ordeal they've been going through for four days? >> reporter: well, first of all, they're not going to have to pay for this trip, wow, yeah. and then after that, carnival is saying that they will provide them with a credit for another cruise should they decide they want to try this
's biggest cities. siemens. answers. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. >>> we are here at the port in mobile, alabama where the carnival cruise ship is going to be coming in around two hours. it's 12 miles away from the dock. when it gets to the dock it's 100,000 tons, it has no brakes and it has to get into port. that's a process that's going to take some time. there are more than 4,000 people on board. when they get to the dock behind me, they're going to go along that gang way. then they're going to go into the cruise terminal, finish any kind of customs they have to do, passengers have been telling me that's been taken care of on this ship, then they're going to go into the parking garage where the buses will take them to galveston, texas seven hours away or new orleans which is three hours away. >>> erin, thank you very much. to call this a big night, a very busy night would be understating it. as we wait for that crippled cruise ship to come in, we have other breaking news. the remains have been
california has been known as the safest city in america. in early february, this l.a. scene was the scene of a double murder. a crime at the time that offered no hint of the terror to come. >> call came out at 9:10 this evening at 2100 scholarship at a parking structure. >> february 3rd, 9:10 p.m. when irvine police responded to a tip and found keith lawrence and his fiancee monica kwan. both had been shot dead in lawrence's parked car. each had been shot multiple times. >> we are trying to figure out what happened. >> initially police had no motive and no leads. >> they get it in to lawrence. >> lawrence was a well liked college basketball player who had just begun a law enforcement career as a southern california safety officer. and kwan, the daughter of a former los angeles police captain. was a beloved assistant basketball coach at cal state fullerton. >> a really bright light was put out way too soon. >> the pair's senseless killing left a community in shock, and police searching for answers. three days later, a break in the case. >> today we have identified christopher dorner as a s
than 14 inches of snow fell in wichita. only one other storm in the city's history was worse. that was more than 50 years ago. >> let's go to wichita. how are people dealing with this much snow? >> reporter: well, most schools and universities in kansas and missouri are closed today. businesses throughout the region were closed all yesterday. they opened a lot later today. and the kansas government also started a little later today, around 10:00. usually they're in earlier. but here is the warning that the kansas officials sent out to residents. this is pretty good. please clear off hoods and roofs of your vehicles before driving. of course you don't want big chunks of snow obstructing your vision, but all the roads are open and they're pretty clear today. >> we know kansas, missouri declared states of emergency. do you have a lot of folks stranded on the roads? >> reporter: there were some. the national guard patrolled about 800 miles of roads throughout kansas. they helped about 70 stranded cars. the good news is that there was zero deaths, 106 accidents, 15 injury, but peo
city, certainly the number would have been much higher than 1,000. >> okay. chad myers, thank you. are you excited about this asteroid? why are you looking -- >> do i look -- >> oh, my goodness. >> it is a speck, going to fly on by. going to miss us. >> chad. all right. we're going to talk about this tiny little speck here and history in the making apparently, chad myers. >> our history? you know, not compared to the world. you said this is the closest asteroid that ever came to the -- >> in 40 years. >> in 40 years, okay. what about the one that hit the earth? that was closer. >> i think it is 1 in 1200 chances it will do that. we have facts and figures. it is fascinating to some of us. chad, you'll be back. let me move on and talk about this story. the man known as blade runner breaking down in court. oscar pistorius is charged with the valentine's day shooting of his model girlfriend reeva steenkamp. >> such a devastating shock that her whole life, what she could achieve, never came to fulfillment and she's with the angels and that's all i can say to you folks. >> now, take a l
's following the investigation for us. what's the latest, brian? >> reporter: one city official tells us this is the most analyzed piece of electricity in history. we do have new information on concerns about the power supply in the month leading up to the super bowl. in the months leading up to super bowl xlvii, there were worries and warnings among superdome officials about the stadium's power situation. that's from memos from the superdome management group. october 15th, 2012, a memo from pat toppler refers to transient spikes in loads in the system that had previously occurred. >> the concern whether the connection point from the grid to the superdome was reliable. this memo says a test determined that the power feeder line had some decay and had a chance of failure. >> a letter five days before that from an outside engineer hired by the superdome said based on test results, the superdome's main and only electrical feed are not sufficiently liable to support the high profile event schedule. >> and in response to that entergy and superdome services constructed a whole new vault that t
the dialogue which was started by hadiya pendleton's death. her death has struck a nerve in this city like none other, at least for years. there's a real feel that people have had enough and there has to be something done. they hope the president coming here will continue that dialogue and there will be some resolve. >> ted, thank you very much. reporting from chicago tonight. >>> still to come, the head of the lapd makes a surprising move, responding to christopher dorner's claims of racism. meanwhile, dorner is still being hunted down. >>> plus, the attorney for a man involved in the penn state rape investigation called the case self-serving. [ nyquil bottle ] you know i relieve coughs, sneezing, fevers... [ tylenol bottle ] me too! and nasal co [ tissue box ] he said nasal congestion. yeah...i heard him. [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't. relieves nasal congestion. music: "make someone happy" music: "make someone hap" ♪it's so important to make meone happy.♪.♪it's so e ♪make just one heart to heart you
amongst two cities. that has to be done as the ship ties up alongside. wolf? >> we are showing our viewers, live pictures. we have a helicopter flying overhead now. sandra endo, martin, is on board that helicopter. these are live pictures, exclusive pictures that we're showing our viewers what it's like on the upper deck of the "triumph." as you can see there, it's moving pretty slowly now that that tug line has been reattached. the carnival cruise organization is saying it's moving at a speed of about 5.4 knots, which is the equivalent of 6.2 miles per hour. i think we've established connection with sandra endo on board that helicopter. can you hear me, sandy? i'm not sure that sandra endo can hear us. we can see those pictures. sandy, if you can hear me, tell us where you are, what you're seeing. i think we have the same shot from your helicopter. >> yeah, wolf. if you can hear me, it's very difficult to hear you right now but we are circling on top of the "triumph." these are live pictures of what exactly is going on in the upper deck. we're seeing more people out and it looks like wait
. workers at a business near the container in national city, california, say they found a magazine full of bullets, a military belt and a helmet in the dumpster. tonight, ac 360 takes you inside the mind of christopher dorner. tonight, 8:00 eastern, right here on cnn. >>> no pinching, no medical insurance, this is the new reality according to one of the navy s.e.a.l.s involved in the osama bin laden raid. he's speaking out for the very first time about his nightmares and providing for his family. my panel weighs in on this next. . right in the old bucket. good toss! see that's much better! that was good. you had your shoulder pointed, you kept your eyes on your target. let's do it again -- watch me. just like that one... [ male announcer ] the durability of the volkswagen passat. pass down something he will be grateful for. good arm. that's the power of german engineering. ♪ back to you. but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti
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after that 15 minute helicopter ride from vatican city, the pope in his temporary home, his sprawling lakeside estate. he will remain here while his permanent home in an old mons r monstery is renovated. joining me now from vad can city, the villa from what i understand has been used by popes since 1626, mostly as a summer residence. you have been inside. i hear it's fancy. >> it's very impressive. as you said, 155 and 35 acres of very nice real estate overlooking the lake. on one side and on another. like almost everything related to the catholic church, it is full of history. it goes well back before 1626 and it used to be the home of one of the roman emperors. the summer home. there is an ancient roman amphitheater there. pope benedict xvi apparently had something of an environmental inclination and made sure that gandolfo had no carbon footprint. much of the food eaten there is grown there. they have their own olives and trees and cows and chickens to provide eggs and meat and so on. he will have a calm and quiet two months there. i spoke to the head of the man who runs that esta
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no reports today. but the city of mobile is not waiting for anything like that to happen. they are going to have medical personnel here at the docks waiting and ready to perform any sort of curse ree examinations to provide anyone any kind of assistance that they need when they get off. there's been no reports of anyone needing that, however, as they arrive here. but that was just a precaution. we may be hearing some different stories once the ship arrives and we start talking to these passengers. but right now the city is just doing that as a precaution. >> we'll have live coverage here in "the situation room" tomorrow exactly at this time as that ship is scheduled to reach mobile. david, you'll join us as well. thanks very much. >>> so can a drink of water make or break a political career. >>> a u.s. senator possible presidential candidate, going to find out whether he likes it or not. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 is your old 401k just hanging around? tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 consider if rolling it over to a schwab ira tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 might let you get more out of it. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 lik
a couple of weeks ago, you might recall a similar north korean video showing new york city in flames over this musical soundtrack. obviously, they're trying to show a little bit of bluster, little bit of muscle, if they can, as they conduct these kinds of tests. >> that's the old propaganda unit at work. >>> meanwhile, sounds like something out of a movie. eight armed masked thieves dressed as police officers, which we didn't know yesterday, stole $50 million worth of diamonds from a plane while the passengers were on board. >> are you serious? >> yeah. >> no shots were fired, fortunately. nobody got hurt in all of this. but this happened in brussels airport in belgium on monday night. dan rivers shows us it only took a couple of minutes for them to actually pull this whole thing off. >> reporter: it required chutzpah, inside knowledge, and very fast driving, one of the biggest gem heists ever, and the question is who did it? who would dare to steal $50 million worth of diamonds from a supposedly super secure european airport? it all sounds like the plot of a hollywood blockbuster, a rath
and in a city as densely packed as tokyo safer. >> this guy, he should provide some inspiration for all of us runners. this is the world's oldest marathon runner, 101 years old. >> he's decided to retire after his last race this weekend. it will be in hong kong. he said he feels fine but racing for him is getting tougher at this age. 101. >> wonder what his time is. >> four weeks, three days. >> don't do that. >> you're a big runner. i drive to the mail box myself. >> we'll drive on out of here. >> thank you, michael. good to see you. >>> oscar pistorius sitting another day in jail waiting for the judge to decide whether or not he gets bail. meanwhile the olympian is losing supporters. nike bales on the blade runner. and former first lady laura bush is featured in this ad supporting same sex marriage. if she has her way you won't see her in the ad that much longer. tim tebow bowing out at a mega church. his pastor hit a nerve. this is cnn newsroom and i'm suzanne malveaux. gunfight car crash on the vegas strip killing three people. check out the pictures. police say someone in an suv fired at
of law enforcement. local, city, state, federal involved here. you have been at the press conferences all day. you are coming from the san bernardino sheriffs office. let's play a little sound from cindy bachman at one of the press conferences. here it is. >> we had reason to believe it was christopher dorner because he victims of the car theft said the suspect that stole their car looked like him and his actions after stealing the vehicle led us to believe even stronger that it was him. we have not confirmed that it is him. >> you have to remember, this is a very confusing situation. a lot of different law enforcement involved. this happened randomly. they hadn't been tailing this suspect. what happened essentially in short hand format is they got a report from people who had their pickup truck hijacked. the people who were driving the vehicle said they identified the man who did it as christopher dorner, the excop, the subject of this manhunt. that of course triggered the suspicion of wildlife and game officers who were there. they wound up getting in to a fire fight with this suspect.
of the gulf of mexico. but by day's end, it's obvious this virtual floating city is almost completely powerless with nothing but back-up generators. passengers find themselves without hot water or working toilets, and eventually, without enough to eat. you can hear the desperation in the calls from the ship. >> it takes three and a half hours to get food. the smells -- i can't even describe them. there is sewage, raw sewage. pretty bad. you walk in the hall way, you have to cover your face. we don't have any masks for breathing. >> dead in the water, all anyone at sea or on land can do is wait. >> actually, the first day i was able to get through to tim, i cried. and one of my friends who was with me got through to her husband, and we cried, too. partly out of fear and frustration because at that point, we still didn't know exactly what had happened and if it would happen again. we still were very in the dark. that was very scary times, and yes, people are starting to lose it a little bit. tempers are flaring. people are being very snippy. >> with no air conditioning, decks turned to
's end it is obvious the flighting city is almost completely powerless with nothing, backup generators, passengers find themselves without hot water or working toilets and eventually without enough to eat. you can hear the desperation in and the calls from the ship. >> all anyone on land or sea can do is wait. >> the first day i was able to get through to him, i cried. one of may friends that was with me got through to her husband. we cried. partly out of fear and frustration. at that point we still didn't know exactly what happened. and if it would happen again. we still were very in the dark. that was very scary times. yes, people are starting to lose it a little bit. tempers are fliring. people are being snip. >> reporter: inside mattresses line hallways. everywhere the smell of sewage. mary's 12-year-old daughter is on that ship with her daughter can i not imagine that the horror that they have had to deal with, no food, lines go to the bathroom. seeing urine and feces sloshing in the halls. ing in to eat. people fighting over food. >> reporter: by tuesday, with mood supplies dwind
there joe flacco, the team actually got stuck in traffic on its way to city hall to kick off this victory parade. and from there the team headed to m&t bank stadium where thousands of ravens fans attended a free celebration featuring the team and live entertainment. >>> here is a question, where is john boehner? because his number two is out there, he's talking about the republican party's future, and making a surprise comment about guns. you will hear what eric cantor told cnn. >>> plus, how does a little boy recover from being held hostage? special needs child, underground, for one week, with a killer. wendy walsh joins me live next. searching for a bank designed for investors like you? tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 schwab bank was built with all the value and convenience tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 investors want. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 like no atm fees, worldwide. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and no nuisance fees. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 plus deposit checks with mobile deposit. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and manage your cash and investments tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 with schwab's mobile app. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 no wonder s
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